Generali Global Assistance has named James Sion as chief operating officer and Mark Taber as the chief insurance officer in its travel insurance division.
Sion will head all operations and strategies of the division and will be located in San Diego, Calif., the company’s travel insurance headquarters.
Sion was the COO in consumer insurance for AIG prior to Generali. He also worked at Allianz in various roles over 15 years.
Taber will set the strategic direction for underwriting results and profitability for the travel insurance lines in the U.S. His position will also serve as the appointed actuary for the division.
Taber previously was the claims performance analytics executive at CSAA Insurance Group.
Generali Global Assistance is part of the multinational Generali Group. It offers travel insurance through vacation rental and property management companies, travel agencies, online travel agencies, other travel suppliers and directly to consumers.
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